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Crete and the Mediterranean at the End of the Bronze Age: Archaeological Sites dating to the Late Minoan III from Festòs


ARCHAEOLOGY

Crete and the Mediterranean at the End of the Bronze Age: Archaeological Sites dating to the Late Minoan III from Festòs

Coordinator: Prof. Elisabetta Borgna

For many years now Prof. Elisabetta Borgna collaborates to projects organized by the Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, with the purpose of studying and publishing the archaeological contexts pertaining to an old excavation cycle held by the Scuola in Festòs, Crete ('50s–'70s). The group of Udine deals especially with the complexes dating to the late Bronze Age.
Prof. Borgna, who has been involved in the new research project on the Palace of Festòs coordinated by the Universities of Venice and Catania, is currently completing a monograph dedicated to a particular archaeological context of the late Bronze Age (Late Minoan IIIB–C, about 13th–11th cent. a.C.), and entitled La casa a ovest del Piazzale I a Festòs. Scavi 1965–66.

LINES OF RESEARCH

  • Study and publication of ceramic materials
  • Study of the cultural relations between the Minoan and Mycenean worlds
  • Analysis of settlement systems and dynamics, and of the socio-political organizations of the aegean communities during the Late Bronze Age
  • Study of the social and religious practices, in particular of the nature, forms and functions of convivial celebrations and communal ceremonies in the context of social interactions